War Podcast (ABC RN)
Meet the terrorists: part 110/11/15
Nasir Abbas trained the Bali bombers in how to make their weapons. He wants to meet some victims of the bombings, but will they forgive him?
Former Khmer Rouge child soldier
As a child soldier of the Khmer Rouge Aki Ra's job was to lay landmines, but since the war's end his mission has been to remove Cambodia of its millions of mines.
Art from war: The Enclave
How can art shine a light on a civil war and conflict that's going on in a place most of us know very little about?
Keenan on western Sydney counter-terrorism raids
With dawn counter-terrorism raids in Sydney in the wake of the Parramatta police station shooting, is Australia entering a new phase of terrorism threat and response?
The end of Christianity in the Middle East and why few...
Christians are being crucified and beheaded alongside other minorities in the Middle East, so why are many liberals and conservatives indifferent to their death and exodus?
Turning teens into terrorists: Who was Farhad Jabar, the...
How did a teenager fall prey to a deadly form of Islamic radicalism? And what's the significance of his ethnicity and attendance at Parramatta mosque?
Defence minister Marise Payne discusses Hawkei purchase,...
Malcolm Turnbull's new ministers are settling in, and the announcements have begun. The new Defence Minister, Marise Payne, joins RN Drive to discuss the new Hawkei fleet, Nauru asylum seekers, Islamic State and the Parramatta police shooting.
Indonesia's attempted coup -50th anniversary
Fifty years ago this week Indonesia narrowly avoided succumbing to a communist coup. On the night of September 30, 1965, six top-ranking Indonesian Army generals were brutally murdered. What did it all mean at the time and why did our leaders turn a...
Who's doing what to whom in Syria?
This week was a big week at the United Nations. Presidents Obama and Putin clashed over how to resolve the Syrian crisis and how to beat Islamic State. Should we embolden the Assad regime? Or push for regime change in Damascus?
Keenan in global talks on Islamic State and counter...
Justice minister Michael Keenan is now also the minister assisting the prime minister for counter terrorism. He had some thoughts to share on security threats as well as on the potential deportation of thousands of New Zealanders living in Australia.
Expert says Defence should forget ISIS and focus on the...
Dr John Blaxland from the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre at the Australian National University thinks we have stuck our pin in the wrong part of the map.
The world has never seen economic development as rapid as Asia’s in recent decades. But is that prosperity and order merely a prelude to serious strategic tensions in the neighbourhood?
Gangs of Karachi
Who runs the gangs that control Karachi?
The mender of lost hearts
Using music to bring child soldiers closer to the place that's been taken away from them.
The ethics of extremism
The Australian Federal Police, a survivor of the 2005 London bombings and a free speech advocate - how do they respond to extremism ?
Stories from Congo feature at Brisbane Festival
Macbeth takes on a whole new direction when set in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The danger of a future nuclear winter
According to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute there are currently around 16,000 nuclear weapons in the world, with approximately 1800 of them kept in a state of ‘high operational alert’. So how serious is the risk of a future...
Inside Bin Laden's audio library
As the 14th anniversary of 9/11 approaches, intriguing new details have emerged about Osama bin Laden and the terrorist network he led.
Modern grievances, ancient hatreds
In 2003, almost 1.5 million Christians lived in Iraq under Saddam Hussein. Between the US-led invasion that toppled his regime and the rise of Islamic State, about 75 per cent of Iraq’s Christians have either fled or been killed in sectarian conflict....
Air strikes in Syria
The Australian government will join the US-led air campaign to degrade an destroy Islamic State in Syria. But will our intervention make things better and not worse?
- Melbourne, VIC